Friday, July 23, 2010

Going Grocery Shopping??? Put Your Child(ren) to Work

Going grocery shopping with your child(ren); for some of you mommies can be a big headache at times, and is probably not the most exciting thing on your to do list (right)...

Well, we here at Woman and Mom have a small but simple idea that you can involve your child(ren) once you step foot into the store.

While you are on your way to the grocery store. Let your child(ren) know that they are going to become mommies little helper once you get to the grocery store.

Get your child(ren) excited. Remember to try to say it with a lot of enthusiasm in your voice...

Once you get to the store; have your child(ren) be in charge of the grocery list. Make them feel important; like they are holding the golden ticket.

Depending on their age; while holding on to the grocery list aka golden ticket. Have your child(ren) help you pick out the items that are on the list, and put it in the cart.

Of course if you have more than one child. You can create different job duties that each one will have. One could be in charge of the grocery list; while the other is putting the items from the list in the cart etc.

This will hopefully help to keep your child(ren) out of Mischief; while at the grocery store.

Make it Fun Happy Shopping...


  1. I couldn't agree more! They love helping and those are great ideas!

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  4. Awesome advice! I let my 15 month old hold the list and she loves it.

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  5. Love it! I have 3 kids, and I would always try to find ways around not having to take them with me to the store! However, sometimes thats just not possible. My kids love helping me put things in the cart, and search for certain items. It makes a big difference.

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  6. I have tried this with my 7 and 10 year old and they never use the list..they just pick out what they want and not what we need. They do however like getting the items off the shelf and putting them in the cart and then helping at the checkout.

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  7. This is great for the kids. I've even had mine learn fractions from the produce section without them knowing the formal name -- "fractions"! Kids love to help and learn!

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  9. Not only will this keep them busy (and out of trouble) -- it presents GREAT opportunities to reinforce math and literacy!

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  13. Love your idea! My kids embarrass me every time we go grocery shopping. So much, that I pretend I'm not with them. lol

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  14. Great idea!!! When my kids were small I did get them to help with the shopping. That accomplished a number of positives for our family. 1) they felt like they mattered and that they were a contributing to the family. 2)shopping went a lot faster, although there were times when as you were emptying the groceries at home you might find "extra" surprises that were not on your original list and the most important positive 3) now that my children are almost grown (one is a sophomore in college and one is a junior in high school) is that they both know how to make a shopping list and stick to it, well most of the time. Getting your children involved with both the shopping and the planning of the meals helps them to become independent and self sufficient when they move out and are on their own.